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WiE Mentoring Programme

To empower the next generation of young economists, the Women in Economics Initiative set up the Mentoring Programme. Our goal is to empower female & non-binary economists by connecting them in a structured setting. Mentees learn from mentors' experience & receive (career) advice. Mentors support the next generation of (diverse) economists & reflect on their own experiences. 

The 3rd round (2023/2024) is currently running.

Applications for round 4 of the programme open in Summer 2024. Round 4 kicks off in October 2024.

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General information

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Who are we looking for

We especially welcome young economists in later stages of their studies or early careers who want to become both mentor and mentee!

- MENTORS -​

Everyone with an economics related background is welcome. Whatever the stage of your career, we want to hear from you! 

- MENTEES -

Open to all WiE members with an economics background (or related) who identify as women, non-binary, gender non-conforming, -queer or -questioning. Not a WiE member yet? You can sign up for free here: https://women-in-economics.com/become-a-member/

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General structure

  • 10 months programme starting around October

  • A kick-off session to welcome you and a graduation session to mark your achievement

  • Suggest 1 hr+/month commitment

  • Virtual mentoring meetings

  • You decide the topics to discuss: these can be professional, academic, or personal

  • Opportunity to also join a peer mentoring group

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Expectations

To ensure a good experience and fruitful experience, we ask

- MENTEES -

  • Think about your goal for the programme beforehand

  • Prepare every meeting

  • Be reliable and respectful

  • Reflect and document the results from the meetings

  • Cherish both of your and your mentor's time

- MENTORS -

  • Share your experiences with your mentee!

    • Career advice

    • Professional or academic knowledge

    • Personal development

    • Tips for networking (and possibly introductions)

  • Give honest and respectful feedback!

  • You do not have to know everything.

The mentoring team

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Anina

Harter

PhD candidate | 

Hertie School, Berlin,  Germany |

Political economy 
& public finance

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Gill

Geng

Economist | 

Ofcom, London, United Kingdom | 

Competition & regulatory economics

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Insa 

Weilage

Economist |

CPB Netherlands 
Bureau for 
Economic Policy 
Analysis,
The Hague |

Labour & health care

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Jasmine

Chen

PhD candidate | 

Leibniz Institute for Financial Research SAFE, 

Frankfurt, Germany |

Household finance & Macrofinance 
 

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Wiebke

Stein

Evaluator & Researcher | DEval, Bonn, Germany

&

Consultant | World Bank |

Development economics & social protection

Get in
touch

If you have any questions or comments, you can reach us at

mentoring[at]women-in-economics.com

The 2023/2024
mentoring cohort

Career stages of mentees 

Career stages of mentors 

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